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Will you vaunt yourself so much as to order a man to be led to death in the very presence of Caesar?" Thus if any man's power is so great that he can assail anger from an eminent position, let him deal with it harshly, but only such anger as that I have illustrated - fierce, inhuman, and bloodthirsty, and now quite incurable unless it is made to fear something more powerful.
Essays and criticism on Lucius Annaeus Seneca - Critical Essays
And, besides, the very man who drove you forth - was be not absent from his country through ten successive years? His reason was, it is true, the extension of the empire, but for all that he was away from his country.
Seneca moral and political essays summary of hamlet
In a position of unlimited power this is in the truest sense self-control and an all-embracing love of the human race even as of oneself - not to be perverted by any low desire, or by hastiness of nature, or by the precedent of earlier princes into testing by experiment what licence one may employ against fellow-citizens, but rather to dull the edge of supreme power.